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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
Media Advisory — First Results from the 2007 Economic Census to be Released
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an audio news conference to announce the initial findings from the 2007 Economic Census, a critical measure of the U.S. economy. This is the first comprehensive look at the nation's business activity in 2007, highlighting national-level data for 101 industry groups. More than 4 million businesses took part in the economic census last year.
Tuesday, March 17, at 10 a.m. (EDT)
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, acting director, U.S. Census Bureau
C. Harvey Monk Jr., associate director for economic programs, U.S. Census Bureau
Andrew Reamer, fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Audio news conference
Password: Census Bureau
(You will also be asked for your name and affiliation.)
The economic census takes place every five years and serves as the cornerstone of the nation's federal economic statistics programs, providing key source data for major economic indicators. These data are used by business organizations, economic development agencies and individual businesses to develop business plans, locate facilities, define markets, gauge the competition, attract investment, manage sales and assess efficiency.